About Michael Mischker

Michael is a Senior Director & Global Head of Marketing for the Banking Industries at SAP, who frequently speaks at European Financial management & Marketing association (EFMA) events and other international banking conferences. He is a passionate blogger who enjoys sharing his views on the banking markets and technology. Please share your opinions and feedback by commenting on his posts. You can also follow Michael on Twitter @MMischker

Recent Stories

mountain climber at the summit

The Powerful Impact Of The Cloud [INFOGRAPHIC]

When we polled business leaders at a recent SAP Business Innovation conference in Latin America  on what they want and what they expect from cloud computing, the results (see…
treasury manager analyzes risk

Monday Metric: Taking Treasury And Risk To The Heart Of Business

Since the financial crisis, risk has been central to the conversation around how financial institutions should behave. Existing regulations have been tightened and new regulatory structures instituted,…
brainstorming session

Taking Treasury And Risk To The Heart Of Business [INFOGRAPHIC]

Since the financial crisis, risk has been central to the conversation around how financial institutions should behave. Existing regulations have been tightened and new regulatory structures instituted, bringing pressure to bear on banks and other financial institutions to take…
financial close in process

Innovate Your Financial Close [Infographic]

For any company that reports its financial performance, the financial close is a critical – and often complex – process. Critically, the successful completion of the financial close is a regulatory necessity – where failure to provide accurate financial data…
Withdrawing Value From The Data Bank

Withdrawing Value From The Data Bank

In my last post I talked about the possibilities of big data. In this…
Big Data’s Billions of Windows

Big Data’s Billions of Windows

When I wrote about the impact of mobile technologies on retail banking, I was really talking about data. Fundamentally, the interactions which mobile banking…
Taking Banking Out Of The Bank

Taking Banking Out Of The Bank

By allowing users to make payments and transfer money using regular “dumbphones”, M-PESA empowered millions of Kenyans to move money, and to circumvent traditional banking. Instead of using bank accounts,…

The Bank of 2020 and the Power of One

Chris Skinner believes that if traditional banks do not change to capture the Market of One, new, more agile banks will fill the gap in the market  – and that this is already happening. Listen to him…

How Regulators Learn To Stop Worrying And Love The Cloud

Computerworld outline the benefits to Financial Institutions moving to the public cloud and how their current model of data centres needs to be altered in order to reap the potential rewards: “In my last two articles, the context has been…

Incorporating Big Data and Cloud Computing

Cloud Times show that while database migration into the public cloud holds many potential benefits for companies, there are at least three main issues that need to be addressed first; namely integration, security and relevance concerns: “Cloud Computing and Big…